Thailand – Khao Yai and Nam Pha Pa Yai Climbing Camp

Thailand – Khao Yai and Nam Pha Pa Yai Climbing Camp

Khao Yai National Park – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to a large variety of mammals, birds and reptiles. It’s a huge mountainous park and difficult to access without a car so we joined a tour, and were glad we did. We were able to see a lot more with a guide than if we went ourselves. Continue reading “Thailand – Khao Yai and Nam Pha Pa Yai Climbing Camp”

Thailand – Mysterious rock formations and the Red Lotus Sea

Thailand – Mysterious rock formations and the Red Lotus Sea

The drive from Chiang Rai to our next destination, Udon Thani, travels close to the Laos border for much of the 14-hour bus ride. This area used to be the main supplier of the word’s opium. Today drugs still enter Thailand through Laos. During the drive, our bus went though at least 15 police checkpoints where they searched for drugs. It made the long bus ride even longer. Continue reading “Thailand – Mysterious rock formations and the Red Lotus Sea”